Working with iron can bring you to great heights. There are three types of ironworkers. Which path is meant for you?
Structural Ironworkers unload, erect and connect fabricated iron beams to form the project skeleton. They work primarily on industrial, commercial and large residential buildings, as well as build towers, bridges, stadiums and prefabricated metal buildings.
Reinforcing Ironworkers fabricate and place steel bars (rebar) in concrete forms to reinforce structures. They also install post-tensioning tendons (cables) to place in concrete forms along with reinforcing steel and stress tendons using hydraulic jacks and pumps after the concrete is poured and hardened.
Ornamental Ironworkers install metal windows into a building’s masonry or wooden openings and erect curtain wall and window wall systems that cover the steel or reinforced concrete structure of a building. They also install and erect metal stairways, catwalks, gratings, doors, railings, fencing, elevator fronts and building entrances.